The National Transportation Safety Committee will submit its findings this week to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Air Asia’s first crash.
The Airbus AIR.PA A320-200 vanished from radar screens on December 28, less than halfway into a two-hour flight from Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-biggest city, to Singapore. There were no survivors.
A multinational search and recovery operation have recovered 70 bodies and hopes to find more after locating the fuselage of the plane. But days of rough weather and poor underwater visibility have hampered navy divers’ efforts.
NTSC investigator Suryanto said that the report which the ICAO requires within 30 days after the accident, would include “information on the plane, the number of passengers and other necessary information.”
It would not include analysis from the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder, found by divers beneath Java Sea.
Information from radar and the aircraft’s two “black box” flight recorders provides a clearer view of what occurred during the final minutes of Flight QZ8501.
Transport Minister, Ignasius Jonan, told a parliamentary hearing last week that, the plane had climbed faster than normal in its final minutes, and then stalled, based on radar data.
NTSC head Tatang Kurniadi said, the NTSC will hold an annual media conference this week to deliberate on the agency’s achievements over the past year. The agency is not expected to discuss details of its investment into the Air Asia crash.